An article called “What so you call jokes?” discusses the reason why people are often at loggerheads about what is even considered a joke to begin with. There does not seem to be an exact definition of it as there are different types of wits and ways that one can use it. You have sarcasm, humor that is dry, parody jokes or even just mere puns used in day to day conversations.
The article even submitted the risk of making fun of something as a joke itself and states how it could be abuse. There are different factors to consider for whether joking would actually lead to bullying or not. For instance, if you poke fun to someone who can’t take a joke then there are high chances of getting hurt feelings. But if the person is obviously ok with jokes, why not? It may lead to an even more enjoyable experience for all parties involved.
This article gives an insight on the different types of humor and what could be defined as jokes or not.
What do you call a joke that doesn’t have a punchline or ending to it?
Joke: a humorous story, statement, or saying in which the intention is to provoke laughter.
Punchline: a phrase at the end of a funny story that produces a sudden and unexpected change in meaning, typically resulting in a witticism.
Ending: the final section of a joke, typically providing a twist or punch line.
If there is no punchline to the story, then it wouldn’t be considered a joke.
What do you call a person who tells jokes?
A jester or jokester is someone who usually tells jokes. As defined by the article, a person is considered as a joker or one who tells funny stories and they can also be called as a jester or jokester.
What do you call a joke that was told too seriously?
“You know, it’s funny– I was thinking about killing myself the other day!”
Since the person was not intending to tell a joke at all, then that would be considered as inappropriate.
Why is there never any time left at the end of the day for telling jokes?
Because people are too busy!
If people are always busy with work, then there would be no time left to tell jokes. People usually get home from work very late that they would immediately proceed to having dinner or doing some chores around the house. This article also states how even if jokes are meant to make someone feel good, it can be an abuse if the person was not planning on receiving it. This is one of the misconceptions about making fun of someone as some people are always too serious that they can’t actually take a joke very well. It’s important to know that there are jokes that are meant to be funny and then there are those which aren’t supposed to be taken seriously at all. So the next time you hear a joke, remember that jokes can be either funny or just plain old silly and shouldn’t always be taken seriously.
Jokes are meant to make one laugh which is why people tend to misconceive it as an act of bullying if no one actually laughs at the punchline. Through this article, we can see that there are some cases where jokes could be detrimental if someone doesn’t take some. People should also know when to prevent such jokes from happening and when is it okay to poke fun at someone else.